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[Listen] John 5 chats to Alternative Press’ Cautionary Tales

From Alternative Press’ Cautionary Tales:

A look through super-guitarist John 5’s resumé looks like an overview of contemporary rock history. Before he cemented his world-class abilities recording and touring with bona fide rock stars as Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson and David Lee Roth, the artist formerly known as John Lowery crossed playing paths with everyone from Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander to k.d. lang to Madonna to members of KISS to Judas Priest’s Rob Halford, as well as writing and playing with some of your favorite bands (Halestorm, Escape The Fate, Hollywood Undead). So when he stopped by the AP office for a brief chat, we knew he had some stories to tell.”

John 5 talks to In The Loop about touring, KISS and the forthcoming Rob Zombie album

From In The Loop Magazine:

In The Loop Magazine’s Christopher David recently had a chat with guitar legend in the making, John 5. John 5 has been around for some time now playing with iconic industrial metal bands like Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie, but he’s been building his own fan base strong for many years as well with his own solo work.

John 5 and The Creatures played at Reggies Rock Club in Chicago to a completely packed house filled with fans from all his works. This is his third time around with the Creatures and each time has grown larger and larger. So much so that if he does this again next year, might need to look into a larger venue.”

To read the interview in full, go here: beintheloopchicago.com/john-5-talks-touring-kiss-rob-zombie/

Photo by James Currie / In The Loop Magazine.

John 5 talks “It’s Alive” with Loudwire

John 5 Interview Loudwire

From Loudwire:

Guitar giant John 5 recently stopped by our studio to talk about his first ever live album, It’s Alive! John 5 also discussed one of his favorite Rob Zombie tracks and spoke about how he always feels comfortable with a guitar in his hands.

To see the exclusive video interview, go here: loudwire.com/john-5-its-alive-rob-zombie

[Watch] John 5 speaks to Rock Titan Music Television

From Rock Titan Music TV:

John 5 is currently on tour in support of his first LIVE release “It’s Alive”! We were fortunate enough to catch up at Sellersville Theater & Washington House Hotel & Restaurant where “It’s Alive” was created. We covered everything from his days with David Lee Roth, Marilyn Manson, Rob Halford, Rob Zombie, Paul Stanley and his thoughts on Vinyl! A great conversation with one of the greatest guitarists in the world, and an awesome guy to boot.

See more of Rock Titan Music’s coverage of the Sellersville show here: rocktitan.tv/john-5-returns-to-sellersville/

John 5 speaks to Metal Insider about ‘It’s Alive’: “I’m very proud of it that’s why I wanted to put it out, tour it, and celebrate it”

John 5 Metal Insider

From Metal Insider:

Touring in support of his new live record, “It’s Alive”, I caught up with John after a performance at the Stanhope House in New Jersey to discuss the show, the new Rob Zombie album, playing with his childhood heroes, and more.

Read the full interview here: metalinsider.net/interviews/john-5-talks-live-album and see more images from Wes Orshoski that were taken the following evening in New York City.

Photo by Wes Orshoski.

[Listen] John 5 on Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon

John 5 Rock Talk Interview

John 5 Rock Talk Interview

From Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon:

On this episode of Westwood One’s ROCK TALK WITH MITCH LAFON:

Mitch welcomes Rob Zombie guitarist JOHN 5. The pair discuss his great new live album It’s Alive, progress on the new Rob Zombie album, his friendship with original KISS drummer PETER CRISS, writing with Desmond Child, his work with the SCORPIONS & Lynyrd Skynyrd, guitarist Rickey Medlocke and more.

[Interview] John 5 speaks to the Morning Call about touring, recording, performing and more: “this is by far the happiest time of my life”.

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

John 5 and The Creatures Live album 2018

Another interview ahead of the Sellersville, PA show on February 10th, this time with the Morning Call who talk in depth with John 5 about the making of the “It’s Alive” album, including why he decided to release it on vinyl; “What a fun thing. Let’s put it out on vinyl because it really feels like an old-time record,” he says. “Because there was no overdubs; there wasn’t anything done to this record. So it really feels like one of those old-school records. And that’s why I was, like, ‘Let’s put it out on vinyl. It’ll be fun for people to have“.

John 5 also talks about his relationship with Rob Zombie “…the guy’s taught me so much about the business, and he’s taught me so much in general. So I’m thankful for him“.

To read the interview in full, go here: mcall.com/entertainment/john-5-live-album-solo-sellersville-story

For all “It’s Alive” tour tickets, go here; john-5.com/main/tour/

[Interview] “I love being outside my comfort zone, that’s what makes everything challenging.”

John 5 Metal Temple Interview

John 5 Metal Temple Interview

From Metal-Temple.com:

Due to the new JOHN 5 & THE CREATURES live album titled “It’s Alive!”, Metal Temple’s Harel Golstein was lucky enough to chat with world-renowned guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, EX- MARILYN MANSON) on the new album (also his first release with The Creatures to be featured on vinyl). John 5 talked about “It’s Alive!” and the upcoming american tour, about his own inspirations; on the new Rob Zombie album (“all we have to do is Drums”), and even on SLAYER’s farewell (“Too soon”).

Read the interview in full here: metal-temple.com/site/musicians/john-5-and-the.htm

From The Pit To The Mic: John 5 interview

John 5 The Photo Pit

John 5 The Photo Pit

John 5 speaks with The Photo Pit to look back at his career in great detail, from his early bands: Alligator Soup, to working with Rob Zombie and taking some time to chat about the latest Creatures album “It’s Alive”.

I just wanted to be a session guy so it was really, really exciting for me just to be doing what I was doing, and now to be doing what I’m doing is a complete shock.”

To read the article and listen to the 30 minute interview in full, go here: thephotopit.com/pit-to-the-mic-interview-john-5

John 5 speaks to the National Rock Review: “I want people to be as close as they want to the show”

John 5 Kirstine Walton

John 5 Kirstine Walton

From the National Rock Review:

A Few Moments With John 5

Guitar virtuoso John 5 has just released his live album, It’s Alive, on January 25th with a US tour following shortly.

February 1 will see John 5 and The Creatures take to the road for a 43-date US tour, in support of the new album. National Rock Review caught up with John 5 to discuss the album, touring and his upcoming ventures with Rob Zombie.

Read the interview here: nationalrockreview.com/genre/rock/moments-john-5

[LISTEN] Metal Sucks Podcast chat with John 5 ahead of the release of the “It’s Alive” album

John 5 Metal Sucks Podcast

John 5 Metal Sucks Podcast

From Metal Sucks:

This week we talk with John 5, acclaimed solo guitarist, ex-Marilyn Manson and longtime member of Rob Zombie’s band. John tells us about his new live record It’s Alive (out January 25th; pre-order here), how he and his bandmates challenge each other during live shows, how much improvisation happens when recording, how he names instrumental tracks, the obstacles he faced when arriving in L.A. to follow his dream, the 20th anniversary of Mechanical Animals and an update on the latest album from Rob Zombie.

To listen, go here: metalsucks.net/2018/01/22/john-5-on-the-metalsucks-podcast-222/

[Listen] John 5 chats to Meltdown – Radio Chatter

John 5 101 WRIF

John 5 101 WRIF

John 5 recently chatted to the team at WRIF Rocks Detroit’s Meltdown Radio Chatter.

From Meltdown:

I’m really pumped to give you this edition of Radio Chatter. I’ve interviewed John a few times and he never fails to entertain and enlighten. He is one of the most positive guys in this business. I think he wakes up every day pinching himself that he gets to do this for a living and gets to call some of his childhood rock-star heroes, friends. Of course, I had to ask him about how the new Zombie record was coming along….John could not contain his excitement. So excited he compared it to a Beatle record! He talked about how they wrote songs this time around as opposed to the past albums. He told me what he got Rob for his birthday this past week, he explained the crazy story about how he decided to record a live album, scoring films, and a lot more. Oh, he also tells me about a pretty gross ‘Spinal Tap’ moment that might have been TMI. LOL

To listen, go here: wrif.com/episodes/radio-chatter-guitarist-john-5/

[Listen] John 5 appears on the Talk Toomey Podcast

From Talk Toomey:

The mighty John 5 joins the Talk Toomey podcast this week. We discuss his new solo live album “It’s Alive” and talk about how the recording came together. John talks about his days playing with David Lee Roth, the new Rob Zombie album and we talk heavily about the life of a hired gun.

John also talks more about Gene and Ace playing together.

To listen to the podcast, go here: metalnexus.net/ep-134-john-5-rob-zombietalk-toomey-podcast/

[Interview] J5 speaks to Syracuse.com ahead of his Valentines Day show

From Syracuse.com:

Celebrated guitarist John 5 can pinpoint the moment he knew what he wanted to do with his life.

At age seven, John Lowery watched a young Jimmy Henley play banjo on a family variety show called “Hee Haw.” He knew then he had to learn this instrument. Then the guitar. Then the mandolin.

Once he started, he couldn’t stop. Today, he’s an expert in all three.

“It’s crazy there’s this exact moment when I realized I wanted to play,” said John, 47, in a call to syracuse.com. “It changed my life.”

Read the interview in full here: syracuse.com/entertainment/2018/01/john_5_plans_valentines_day_shredfest

John 5 and The Creatures will be playing at Lost Horizon in Syracuse, NY on Feb 14. Tickets and meet and greet info is here: tourdates.bandsintown.com/event/20670094

[Interview] John 5 speaks to Hype Magazine about live album, KISS and Dave Lee Roth

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

John 5 107.7 The Bone Interview

Ahead of his tour date at the Highline Ballroom in New York, John 5 speaks to Hype Magazine about working with other artists, the much-awaited David Lee Roth album, his KISS collection, and the new John 5 and The Creatures album and tour – “It’s Alive!” – the first ever live album from John 5, out January 25.

To read the interview in full, go here: thehypemagazine.com/2018/01/john-5-on-his-new-its-alive-live-album-meeting-david-lee-roth

For all upcoming tour dates, ticket and VIP links, go here: john-5.com/main/tour/

To pre-order “It’s Alive!” go here: john-5.com/store/

[LISTEN] John 5 joins Dean Delray for the LET THERE BE TALK podcast

John 5, Dean Delray, Let There Be Talk podcast

John 5, Dean Delray, Let There Be Talk podcast

From Dean Delray:

“#399:John 5 – Guitarist for Rob Zombie
ReleasedJan 07, 2018

On today’s episode of LET THERE BE TALK one of the greatest guitar players ever John 5 stops by and talks some Rock n Roll with me. John has played guitar for some of the best in the business including David Lee Roth,Rob Halford and Marilyn Manson. Since 2005 John has been traveling the globe and making records with the great Rob Zombie. John is about to head out on a solo tour in February so make sure you get out of the house and see this man kill it up on Guitar.”

To listen on iTunes, go here: http://smarturl.it/John5LetThereBeRock (will take you to your countries iTunes store).

For other ways to listen, find out more here: deandelray.com/podcast

[Listen] John 5 appears on The Boo Crew podcast

John 5 The Boo Crew podcast

John 5 The Boo Crew podcast

From The Boo Crew:

HO-HO-HORROR! Looks like Christmas came early this year and Santa delivered a special extended show for you all!

We discuss Guillermo Del Toro’s new film “The Shape Of Water”, & The Crew stuff your stocking with Holiday Horror picks!

Special Guest: John 5 (of Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, John 5 & The Creatures) joins us to talk about his love of classic Monster movies, working with Rob Zombie, & his horror history.
Are you on Santa’s nice list this year? Find out on this episode!”

To find out other ways of listening to the podcast, go here: talesfromtheboocrew.com/Episode-2-John-5


[Interview] John 5 speaks to Time Out Shanghai ahead of his China shows with The Creatures

John 5

John 5

John 5 and The Creatures are in China this week to play shows in Shanghai and Bejing.

This is the first time John 5 has played in China as a solo artist and it promises to be a belting good show!

Before the shows, which take place on 24th and 26th November, (full details including ticket and VIP links here) John 5 chatted to Time Out Shanghai about taking The Creatures show to China, whether Metallica have heard his version of Enter Sandman, what it’s like working as a solo artist and Rob Zombie’s right-hand axe-man, and how the music industry – and John 5 – are adapting for the digital age.

To read the interview in full, go here: timeoutshanghai.com/features/J5-Our-live-show-is-like-juggling-chainsaws

John 5 plays Loudwire’s Fact or Fiction

John 5 Loudwire Fact Fiction

From Loudwire:

We were really excited about this one! At this year’s Chicago Open Air festival, Rob Zombie / ex-Marilyn Manson guitar icon John 5 joined us to prove and disprove what’s written about him on Wikipedia.

John covers topics from growing up, to Marilyn Manson, meeting and working with Rudy Sarzo and much much more.

Read more: loudwire.com/john-5-wikipedia-fact-or-fiction/


[Watch] John 5 talks to GuitarGuitar

John 5 GuitarGuitar interview

From GuitarGuitar:

We were recently lucky enough to spend a little time backstage in Rob Zombie’s dressing room with the Legendary John 5 ahead of their performance at the O2 Academy.

As we sat and chatted, we covered a lot of topics ranging from memorable festival experiences to the power of the telecaster, Glasgow’s International cuisine and why you must absolutely always play guitar no matter what! John was very easy company and a fantastic man to talk to: his experience in the industry has given him a wealth of experience and he was happy to share!”

John 5: Wired and Inspired with Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

John 5 Premier Guitar

On May 15th John 5 will be the featured cover star of Premier Guitar magazine. Before that he took part in the magazine’s Wired and Inspired feature.

From Premier Guitar:

John 5 uses his solo albums to showcase his mastery of diverse styles, although his standout non-metal style is country. He’s as comfortable fingerpicking, mimicking a banjo, and executing complex chord/melody arrangements as he is doing sliding arpeggios, sweep picking, and 7-finger tapping. That versatility has served him well. In addition to metal, his curriculum vitae includes recordings and tours with such diverse artists as k.d. lang, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rod Stewart, and Meat Loaf.

We spoke with John 5 about his roots, practice techniques, learning disparate styles of music, using less distortion to get heavier tones, and how he created some of the crazier sounds on Season of the Witch. As you’ll see reading this interview, John 5’s excitement is contagious. He’s an amazing guitarist, but an even more inspiring person.”

Read the feature in full here: premierguitar.com/articles/25587-john-5-wired-inspired
Subscribe to Premier Guitar here: shop.premierguitar.com

Photo by Stephanie Cabral

[Interview] John 5 talks to the Huffington Post: “I appreciate and love music so much. This album is really who I am”.

One of the last dates on the Season of the Witch tour saw John 5 returning to his home state of Michigan. Ahead of that show he had a chat with the Huffington Post.

As much as his collaborations have varied, his own solo material runs the gamut even more displaying influences of everything from heavy metal and hard rock all the way to country and bluegrass.

Recently, John 5 released his solo project Season of the Witch, an album he rolled out in an interesting fashion by releasing music videos first before any of the actual music. I got to chat with John 5 recently about growing up in Michigan, why he took that route releasing his music, and the differences in making his own music compared writing for others.”

To read the interview in full, please go here: huffingtonpost.com/entry/famed-guitarist-john-5-talks-of-times-growing-up-in_us

[Interview] John 5 speaks to Long Island Pulse: “I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart.”

John 5 Rob Fenn

On April 7, John 5 and The Creatures will be taking their Season of the Witch tour to Blackthorn 51 in Queens. Ahead of that show John 5 chatted to the Long Island Pulse about how he tackles the different styles of music he plays: “I did heavy stuff, western swing…the album goes in all different styles of music. It’s a lot of fun. There’s a little something for everybody. That’s just who I am—I love all these different styles of music. And it’s from the heart. I think fans really latch onto that.”

They also talk about his new album Season of the Witch and some of the people he has worked with over the years.

To read the interview in full, go here: http://lipulse.com/2017/03/23/john-5-metal-meets-western-swing/

To get your tickets and meets and greets for the show, go here: http://john-5.com/main/tour/

[Interview] “It is not even work to me. I am so lucky to be doing what I am doing” – John 5 speaks to Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

John 5 Interview Tattoo.com

From Tattoo.com:

One of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, John 5, has made his rounds throughout the industry and blessed our ears with an unconventional skill level that is felt by coming generations of new musicians and every dose of thunder in the realm of all things heavy metal. Transporting listeners and concertgoers into a dimension of transcendence over snarling riffs and an all-out intensity that is felt deep within your core, the John 5 & The Creatures frontrunner and Rob Zombie guitarist has made a real statement of intent with an identity laced with originality. I caught up with John to discuss the upcoming release of ‘Season of the Witch’, getting tattooed at Sunset Strip Tattoo, balancing artistic mediums, and more.”

Read the interview here: tattoo.com/blog/exclusive-interview-john-5